Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters

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Nineteen vivid and compelling stories explore the often charged and tender relationship between a daughter and her father. Includes such notable authors as Pam Houston, Sandra Cisneros, Aimee Bender, Antonya Nelson, Bliss Broyard, Heather Sellers, Steve Almond, Peter Ho Davies, Dan Chaon and others, along with exciting new discoveries. Guest editor Gina Frangello of the award-winning Other Voices magazine, with foreword by Elissa Schappell of Tin House and Vanity Fair. With its universal family theme, Falling ...
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Overview

Nineteen vivid and compelling stories explore the often charged and tender relationship between a daughter and her father. Includes such notable authors as Pam Houston, Sandra Cisneros, Aimee Bender, Antonya Nelson, Bliss Broyard, Heather Sellers, Steve Almond, Peter Ho Davies, Dan Chaon and others, along with exciting new discoveries. Guest editor Gina Frangello of the award-winning Other Voices magazine, with foreword by Elissa Schappell of Tin House and Vanity Fair. With its universal family theme, Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters is sure to meet a big reception, reaching out from its literary origins to embrace a broad readership with these beautiful and challenging stories.
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Nineteen writers explore the electric relationship between fathers and daughters in the anthology Falling Backwards, edited by Gina Frangello and with a foreword by Elissa Schappell. Although familiar themes of sexuality surface, few stories are wholly dark, nor are they mired in single issues like abuse, drunkenness or abandonment. In "Waltzing the Cat," Pam Houston creates a poignantly comic father-daughter-cat triangle, and Dan Chaon's title story peels away nuanced regrets and unnerving memories by telling the story in reverse. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972525428
  • Publisher: Hourglass Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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